Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
  in partnership with Training Force USA Presents


               Investigating Gangs and Hybrid Gangs
              using Social Networks and the Internet


                                                                         SALEM, VIRGINIA • MARCH 22, 2011

TOPIC:  This INFORMATIVE course is designed to teach Law Enforcement officers how to interview, investigate and document Gangs and Gang members by utilizing free internet services such as MySpace and Facebook and other websites.


Many departments across the country are experiencing more crime related to gangs and Hybrid gangs. A solid understanding of how Hybrid gangs and street gangs operate can lead to more convictions and better investigations. By utilizing the free websites that are on the internet officers can learn new ways to conduct good investigations and get convictions.


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Detective Hyder is a 10 year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department in Tennessee. In 2005 he took a position as a Detective in the Intelligence/Gang Unit. Detective Hyder is also the Vice President of the Middle Region for the TNGIA, (Tennessee Gang Investigators Association). Det. Hyder lectures across the state and surrounding states regarding Street Gangs, Hybrid Gangs, Youth in the Street culture, Using MySpace and Social Network Sites for Law Enforcement. Det. Hyder instructs recruits at the Metro Nashville Police Academy and teaches classes at Vanderbilt University and TLETA, (Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy).



All members of the criminal justice community (sworn or non-sworn).  Students do not need to bring a laptop but it is permitted.









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CLAUDE A. PICHARD,  Manager, Training Force USA

Phone:  850-251-1223       E-mail: